A Face Not Even a Plastic Surgeon Could Love
from The New York Times
Despite the financial incentive to take on any patient, facial plastic surgeons, who only do cosmetic enhancements from the neck up, say that operating on someone who has unreasonable expectations can have stark consequences for their livelihood and reputation. Doctors may have to do revision surgery. Postoperative follow-up is very time consuming—not to mention the potential damage a single disgruntled patient can do over the Internet. More
Chronic Medication Use and Inflammatory Skin Diseases: The Power and Limitations of the Case-Control Study
from PCI Journal
This commentary focused on the difficulties associated with reliably determining if the chronic use of specific medications is associated with skin diseases. Since placebo controlled, randomized and blinded prospective trials are most often impractical for this type of a question, one must usually resort to other methods that are more subject to potential bias. More
Take a Bite Out of Wrinkles with Snake Venom Cream
from Fox News
A new face cream made with venom from an Asian snake is being touted as the latest weapon to fight wrinkles, the Daily Mail reported. The cream – which costs around $100 a jar – is produced by the makers of Planet Skincare. The company claims the venom “stuns” the skin in the same way a real snake bite would, giving “Botox-like” results without the needle jab, according to the report. More
Saving the Economy, One Face-Lift at a Time
from Los Angeles Times
Over the summer, 53 percent of the cosmetic surgeons surveyed by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported that their businesses were suffering as a result of the recession. That may not sound too terrible to you — but the figure translates into untold thousands of Americans forced, by hard economic necessity, to soldier on without liposuction, breast augmentation or face-lifts. More
New Survey Reveals Americans Trust Their Faces to Facial Plastic Surgeons
No one can get away from aging, but the road divides when it comes to how to age; the smart way or the uninformed way. A new study commissioned by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) shows that the majority of people look for an experienced, certified facial plastic surgeon over general practitioners when it comes to facial plastic surgery. More
Allergan Says Botox Works on Chronic Migraines
Allergan Inc said that its popular Botox wrinkle-smoother worked as a treatment for adults suffering from chronic migraines, according to late-stage clinical data. The Irvine, California-based company, which also makes breast implants and eye care products, said data from its Phase III clinical trials showed a significantly greater decrease in headache days among patients receiving Botox, compared with those receiving a placebo. The treatment was well tolerated in patients suffering from chronic migraine. More
Skincare: Are You Doing the Right Thing?
from Knoxville City View
Isn’t it strange that we seem to pay the least attention to the largest organ in our body, our skin? Most of us start paying attention to our skin when we stop getting carded in bars or see that first wrinkle. We don’t realize how important our skin really is. It’s our number one protection against the environment and gets exposed to toxins on a daily basis. Our skin is also a marker for how well we’ve taken care of ourselves. We don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how well our skin has protected us, but we certainly spend a lot of time thinking about how many wrinkles we have.
Complimentary Exhibit Hall Pass for the Medical Aesthetics Conference & Expo, Sept. 20-22
from PCI Journal
By now, you've probably heard about many of the industry relevant conference sessions happening at the Medical Aesthetics Conference & Expo, September 20 - 22 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York. For a limited time, you can reserve your place in these renowned sessions with up to 20% in savings!
|Physician's Guide to In-office Dispensing|
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